Redneck Apothecary

In honor of Mother’s Day, I decided to double post tonight.  Welcome to the Redneck Apothecary. As you may remember from a previous post, our county isn’t accepting glass for recycling anymore. I’ve been busy researching what to do with all the little jars I accumulate over the span of a month or so. Pimentos, Romano cheese, jelly, chow-chow, and the list goes on and on.  I’ve seen this idea someplace, and I wanted to try it out for a while.
First, you need some clean jars. Artemis approved, so we can move on…

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Then using a nifty glass frosting spray,

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You frost up the jars.  I frosted the outside.

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Using a post I was able to frost the glass with little mess.  I did two or three coats.
Then I painted those ugly lids.

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The spray handle is the best thing in the world for spray paint.  Seriously, stop what you are doing and go get one now.  I’ll wait….

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While you were at the store, I gathered up my now dry lids and things.
You have to punch holes in the lids.

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I used a nail. You can use a drill or ice pick or what ever you feel comfortable with.

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It’s kinda sharp.  So beat it with a hammer.

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After that put the drawer pulls through the top and secure, if needed, with glue. Or skip the hole punching, and use a strong glue to secure the pulls.

So when it’s dry, you have a lovely jar to gift homemade bath items or to store things in.

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Beautiful!
Well that about does it.  You can add labels, or other decorations if you please. Or a LED tea light.
Have fun ya’ll!!

Jelly Jar Fairy Jail

Jelly Jars.  They come in all shapes and sizes. 

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Since our county no longer recycles glass, (I know, it’s dumb) I decided to make some pretty things out of them. 

First things first.  I have to frost the glass.

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This stuff is wicked awesome.  And it dries really fast. 

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The easiest way to frost the jars is to put them on a post and spray away.

While it dried, I made a fairy decal.

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I used transfer tape and applied it to the inside of the jar.

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I then added glitter to the top.  You know to give it a little sparkle.  Just white glue and extra fine crystal diamond glitter.

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Add an electric tea light.

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Pretty cool huh?  I saw this idea online.  I gave it my own twist.
Anyhow, a little magic for a Saturday night. 
Have fun ya’ll!